SCOOP: 2010 Kawasaki Z1000 revealed!

More power and complete makeover for Kawasaki's iconic 1000cc naked

VISORDOWN has got their hands on the first images of the 2010 Kawasaki Z1000.

The popular naked gets a complete makeover for next year, with a radical new look and a larger, more powerful 1043cc engine.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 1,043 cm³
Bore x stroke 77.0 x 56.0 mm
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Valve/Induction system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump

Transmission 6-speed, return
Final Drive Sealed chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.627 (83/51)
Gear ratios: 1st 2.600 (39/15)
Gear ratios: 2nd 1.950 (39/20)
Gear ratios: 3rd 1.600 (24/15)
Gear ratios: 4th 1.389 (25/18)
Gear ratios: 5th 1.238 (26/21)
Gear ratios: 6th 1.136 (25/22)
Final reduction ratio 2.800 (42/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

Frame type Aluminium twin-tube
Wheel travel, front 120 mm
Wheel travel, rear 135 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Rake/Trail 24.5° / 103 mm
Steering angle, left / right 31° / 31°

Suspension, front 41 mm inverted fork with stepless compression and rebound
damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with stepless rebound
damping and spring preload adjustability

Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rear Single 250 mm petal disc

Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,095 mm x 805 mm x 1,085 mm
Wheelbase 1,440 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Seat height 815 mm
Curb Mass 218 kg / 221 kg (ABS)
Fuel capacity 15.5 litres

Maximum power 101.5 kW {138 PS} / 9,600 rpm
Maximum torque 110 Nm {11.2 kgf-m} / 7,800 rpm